Elbaite on Quartz
Malkhan Pegmatite Fields Eastern Siberia, Russia
This top shelf specimen is figured in the Rocks & Minerals Magazine article from 2013, issue 88. Strong provenance, this crystal has graced the Stuart Strife Collection, then Willensky and Stolowicz collections. Top color, luster, well crystalized contrasting quartz matrix, it has it all with a glassy termination.